Wednesday, October 28, 2009


My painting "Materia Prima" graces the cover of the latest offering by musicians Markus Reuter and 05Ric (Ric Byer). You can hear some sneak previews at . These images are the working examples and not the final cd cover design.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

More winter exhibitions

I have a couple of exhibitions happening this winter in South Bend, Indiana, USA. Follow the links for place, date and maps.

Oscura: Prints, Drawings and Paintings by Ramiro Rodriguez @ the South Bend Civic Theater Community Gallery. October - December 2009.

Materia Prima: Recent Paintings and Prints by Ramiro Rodriguez @ the Crossroads Gallery in downtown South Bend. November 30, 2009 - January 29, 2010

Friday, October 9, 2009

This is the end...

El Huesudo is nearly complete. I rubbed him down with paste wax last night and put all the dowels into place to hold him together. The skull is the last element needing finishing. Still some details to carve and maybe a bit of guilding on the skull cap.

I'm set to drive out to Omaha this weekend. The weather forecast is looking crappy - rain and possibly snow. I hate driving in wet.

Making lists and checking them off. Pooling supplies and backing up digital files for my presentations: one on my work and ofrenda installation and another on exhibit design/art handling. Looks like I'll be doing another interview for a local TV station too.

I may be able to display the full "Earth Dragon Suite" of prints pulled from the coffin. Sixteen feet of continuous print on the wall. I may be doing some painting on the wall to further emphasize the altar.

I'm excited about setting everything up. Adam, from the gallery, tells me the wall should be painted and ready for the altar to be set up when I come in on Monday. The exhibit reception is Thursday the 15th at The Metropolitan Community College
Elkhorn Valley Campus (829 North 204th Street). The exhibit runs 10/15 - 11/15/09.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Skin walker

I'm finishing up writing and delivering an application for a grant. Fingers crossed.
Working like mad on carving out the wooden skeleton for my Dia de los Muertos installation in Omah, Nebraska. Delivery is the 12th. Yikes!
Work continues on the cd art for the Deal with 44. Deadline is quickly approaching.
Took down "Forma" at Goshen College. Sold a few prints. :)
Picked up the prints from the New Galleries exhibit. Sold one print :) :)
Went to hear Cheech Marin talk about Chicano art and culture.
Was asked to show some prints in the exhibit space at the local civic theater during their run of the Elephant Man. Yes!
Scheduled a solo show for November at the Crossroads Gallery in downtown South Bend, IN. (details to follow...)